TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retail giant Amazon will open a warehouse in Tucson that will bring more than 1,500 jobs to the city.

The company announced Wednesday that the planned 855,000-square-foot facility will be a hub for packing and shipping small items including books, electronics and toys.

Amazon currently has four warehouses in Arizona.

Gov. Doug Ducey says the new center is a big investment for southern Arizona and demonstrates the region's potential to draw businesses.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.